Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF) partnered with the Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Pamilya ng Pantawid (SNPP) and the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability-East Asia Pacific (ANSA-EAP) to distribute food packs to more than 215,000 families in need across 42 cities and municipalities in Luzon and Visayas. SNPP and ANSA-EAP’s established networks have enabled the systematic and safe delivery of food packs even at the height of the lockdown period.
By organizing the 4Ps beneficiaries nationwide, SNPP – Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Pamilya ng Pantawid provides a voice to the poorest of the poor. At the pandemic’s onset, SNPP had to respond to the urgent need of their most vulnerable members: “‘Yung mga walang-wala dahil isang kahig, isang tuka,” says president Jai Catacio. With the officers’ pooled money, they bought two packs of noodles and a can of sardines per family. SNPP has since scaled up relief efforts to efficiently distribute food packs to more families. Thanks to donors like Jollibee Group, members have received valuable, unexpected help in these trying times. “Hindi akalaing matutugunan ang tawag ng tiyan,” says Jai.